Work and Travel – A Video Interview Series from DIWYY.com

Our Work and Travel Video Interview Series features inspiring entrepreneurs, travel professionals, and adventurers who have cracked the code to pursuing a career while leaving plenty of time for travel.

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Hey everyone, welcome to Do It While You’re Young’s Work + Travel Interview Series. And today we have Janice Waugh from Solo Traveler.

Janice started, grew and later sold a successful conference, trade show and publishing company. She co-founded the Global Bloggers Network, an online resource for bloggers, and is also the publisher of the Traveler’s Handbook series of books that can be found on Amazon.

Here’s what you’re going to get out of watching the interview:

  • learn how Janice grew her audience and connects with her community
  • learn how Janice developed the Traveler’s Handbook series of books into a widely-recognized brand
  • hear Janice’s concrete steps you can take to start your own successful travel career or business.

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Hey everyone, welcome to Do It While You’re Young – I’m Bret. And today we have Kelly O’Shea. Kelly started her own public relations firm where she’s carved out a really cool niche for her business – representing luxury lifestyle and travel brands, including St. Barts tourism committee, Magellan Jets, and The de Savary Family Properties, to name a few. You’ll be impressed by how Kelly translated her experience working at small boutique agencies into launching her own ambitious public relations firm. Here’s what you’re going to get out of watching the interview:

  • learn how Kelly used networking and positioned herself to launch her firm with a client list from day one.
  • learn how Kelly carved out a niche in a crowded public relations industry and how she positions her services when approaching new customers
  • hear Kelly’s black-belt PR strategies she uses to saturate the media with the brand messaging her clients hire her for.

Be sure to check out Kelly’s written interview to learn more about Kelly’s influences, her advice on personal branding, and actionable steps you can take to launch your own successful travel career or related business.

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Today’s guest is Stefanie Kronemeyer Coppel. Stefanie started her own travel concierge company, Posh Voyage, where she helps travelers narrow down the infinite travel destinations and luxury hotel options worldwide. Stefanie is a perfect example of someone who has cracked the code for pursuing a career she’s passionate about while still leaving plenty of time for travel.

Here’s what you’re going to get out of watching the interview:

  • learn how Stefanie used her network of friends, family, and previous jobs to launch her travel concierge company.
  • learn how Stefanie developer her business on nights and weekends while she was still employed, tweaking her business plan and developing her network until she was ready to launch.
  • hear about the challenges Stefanie faced when launching her business and how she used tenacity and hard work to over come them

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Stefanie Dee Kronemeyer Coppel set out to create incredible travel experiences for her customers.

If her early successes are any indication, we say she’s accomplished that and more.

We recently sat down with Stefanie, founder and CEO of Posh Voyage, a travel concierge firm that helps travelers narrow down the infinite travel destinations and luxury hotel options worldwide. It was awesome connecting with Stefanie and learning how she launched her travel business.

Below you’ll find her outlook on business, pursing a career while leaving time for travel, and some of her favorite locations to stay.

Be sure to check back next week Monday, when we post the video interview with Stephanie. If you aren’t subscribed yet to our list notifying you when these interviews are released, sign up here.

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What is Posh Voyage?

Posh voyage is a luxury travel concierge and blog that recommends the best hotels worldwide, as well as plans bespoke itineraries for savvy globetrotters looking to travel stress-free.

Posh Voyage also features insider tips like which rooms have the best view, which restaurants are worthy of your visit and what to order when you get there.

My passion for hotels and obsession with luxury triggered the desire to start Posh voyage.  However, when I say luxury, I do not mean necessarily the most expensive, but the most unique. My latest find was a gem in Florianopolis called Ponta dos Ganchos.

The idea is to turn a simple travel idea into an unforgettable experience for clients that do not have the time to do so. A recent example was when a client emailed me to book three hotels in different regions in France for his Honeymoon. Naturally this plan seemed like it was missing the WOW factor, so I told him to give me two days and transformed the bland 3-hotel itinerary to a Fairytale countryside voyage. Starting with a few nights at Plaza Athenee in Paris filled with unique private museum tours by night, architecture walks, foodie tours with a renown Parisian chef and dinners at the most decadent Michelin-starred restaurants, before heading to a unique boutique hotel in the Champagne region where they were welcomed with a hot air balloon ride and a private visit to the Dom Perignon cellars.

A few nights after, they drove to Dijon and stayed at an enchanting typical French castle and had the most unbelievable private mustard tasting tour upon visiting the best vineyards in the region. Then they headed to Bordeaux for a few more fantastic wine-tasting tours. Followed by a truffle hunting expedition in Cahors, before indulging a meal made by the truffles they had picked. Finally, they headed to Provence and stayed in a world-famous spa. There they had private cheese and wine tasting tours before heading back home… probably a few pounds heavier.

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Today’s guest is Sydney Osmun. Sydney started her own destination management company where she plans corporate and special events… some very, very big events. And that’s all I’m going to say. I’ll let Sydney fill in the rest of the details.

Here’s what you’re going to get out of watching the interview:

  • learn how Sydney started her own destination management company after just six months working for a company by going head to head with some very large competitors.
  • learn how she uses contractors to maintain a location independent lifestyle.
  • learn how Sydney’s experience as a student athlete in college lead to a passion traveling.

You’re going to want to watch the whole thing – near the end, Sydney gives you actionable advice for success in career and travel.

We break down Sydney’s success and pivotal moments.

Why she said the key to success is ‘Just Do It’.

And more…

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